Internship Programs in Africa

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Why intern in Africa?

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? An internship in Africa could be exactly what you’re looking for, whether you’re taking a gap year, finishing up studies, or considering a career switch. It’s a fantastic way to gain real-world experience in your desired field or discover if it’s the right fit for you.

Our internships are all about growth, learning new skills, and making an impact. And let us tell you, there’s no other experience like an internship in Africa. Get ready to be blown away by all the amazing opportunities the continent has to offer – it’s guaranteed to change your life.

At African Impact, we’ve been connecting interns with unforgettable experiences since 2004. Many of our programs also incorporate our award-winning volunteer projects, so you’ll be making a difference while gaining valuable experience. And don’t worry, we’re here to support you every step of the way!

volunteering carrying a bucket on her head during a village tour in Livingstone Zambia

Choose your internship project focus

At African Impact, our internships are more than just making coffee runs. You’ll be an integral part of the team, making a sustainable impact in the community you’re working in. Our internships are carefully crafted with local communities and sustainable development in mind, so you can feel good knowing that your experience will leave a lasting impact. Should your topic of interest not be here, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the enquire now form to discuss your options.

Community

Livingstone, Zambia
Specific Start Dates
Impact: Healthcare
Public Health internship program in Zambia is designed to improve access to, as well as the quality of healthcare available to communities.

From $665 / £510 per week

Limuru, Kenya
Every Monday
Impact: Healthcare
Our Hospital-based Medical Internship in Kenya will help you enrich your medical skills and gain practical experience.

From $575 / £445 per week

Livingstone, Zambia
Specific Start Dates
Impact: Gender Equality
Join our experienced and hardworking team in Zambia who are dedicated to improving gender equality and promoting female empowerment.

From $665 / £510 per week

Conservation

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa
Specific Start Dates
Impact: Wildlife Photography
Join African Impact and volunteer on a wildlife photography project in South Africa! Document and track some of Africa’s most incredible creatures in the wild.

From $795 / £612 per week

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa
Every second Sunday
Impact: Wildlife Conservation
Join our research team in the Greater Kruger Area, in South Africa, and gain professional experience in a conservation-driven research initiative and wildlife internship.

From $750 / £582 per week

NGO & Charity

Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Starts: 19th May 2024
Impact: NGO & Charity
If you’re a keen photographer with a passion for making an impact, we’d love to have you join this photography program in Malawi, Africa.

From $1375 per week

Various
Specific Start Dates
Impact: NGO & Charity
If you’re a keen photographer with a passion for making an impact, we’d love to have you join this photography volunteer program in Africa

From $1375 per week

Online
Various
Impact: NGO & Charity
NGO Virtual Internship with the African Impact Foundation. Bolster your resume and make a tangible impact on a grassroots NGO.

From $216 per week

Livingstone, Zambia
Specific Start Dates
Impact: NGO & Charity
A NGO Internship with the African Impact Foundation allows you to gain practical experience in NGO and Charity operations and development.

From $575 / £445 per week

Teaching

Livingstone, Zambia 
Specific Start Dates
Impact: Teaching
Finish off your TEFL course with our practical teaching internship in Zambia and complete your hours required today

From $1345 per week

Zanzibar
Specific Start Dates
Impact: Teaching
TEFL Practical Teaching Internship in Zanzibar. Once you’ve completed your online TEFL course, join us in Zanzibar for your practical hours.

From $1695 per week

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Internship Project FAQs

Interning in Africa is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that can take your career and personal growth to new heights. With its diverse cultures, economies, and industries, you’ll gain a unique global perspective that sets you apart from the rest. Plus, you’ll get to work on projects that make a real difference in addressing important social and economic issues, like poverty, inequality, and sustainable development. And let’s not forget, you’ll develop cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers in today’s global job market. At African Impact, our internships are more than just making coffee runs. You’ll be an integral part of the team, making a sustainable impact in the community you’re working in. Our internships are carefully crafted with local communities and sustainable development in mind, so you can feel good knowing that your experience will leave a lasting impact.

We offer internship programs in the following countries within Africa: Zambia, Cape Town, Zanzibar, South Africa and Kenya.  You can find all our Internships HERE.

Our internships in Africa start at £1200 and increase depending on the program you choose and your placement length. These costs cover your accommodation, meals, airport transportation, training, and 24/7 full support from our staff throughout your internship.

Additionally, as a commitment to sustainable development in local African communities, all interns pay an additional £20 donation towards the African Impact Sustainability Fund. This donation goes directly to the African Impact Foundation, which independently ensures our projects’ sustainability when volunteers and interns leave their placements.

Generally – except for our health care internships – we do not require interns to have extensive industry experience or education to join our programs. We believe that internships in Africa are a life-changing opportunity that should be accessible to all, regardless of where you are on your professional journey!

Before you arrive in Africa, we will require that you complete a criminal records check. This requirement is firm and a part of our commitment to safeguarding locals in African communities

From the moment you apply for your internship until the day you arrive home after your incredible adventure, we will provide all the support you may need to have the best experience possible. Before you leave for your internship, our destination managers will provide the information you’ll need for your journey to Africa and answer any questions you may have about your project.

Once you’ve arrived, we’ll take you through an intensive training program that leads you through your internship responsibilities, as well as valuable information about your destination, including cultural sensitivities, how to be a responsible traveler, and local activities to join!

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